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gf wrote:

> On 4/19/06, Tres Seaver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>>Another common practice is to introduce an element in the 'tal'
>>namespace to group the repeated elements;  such tags are automatically
>>omitted when rendered.  E.g.:
>>
>>  <dl>
>>   <tal:loop tal:repeat="finfo folder_info">
>>    <dt><a tal:attributes="href finfo/url"
>>           tal:content="finfo/alias">THE_TERM</a></dt>
>>    <dd tal:content="finfo/summary"THE_DEFINITION</dd>
>>   </tal:loop>
>>  </dl>

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> I'm a zpt and zope newbie, so please forgive my ignorance. Does what
> you recommended mean that if I have no need for a 'real' tag, I can
> create and use a 'tal'-based tag like you did in your example? Does
> the element 'loop' have any special meaning?

Nope, it merely indicates the purpose.

> It seems as if using 'div's and 'span's just to hold tal directives is
> not a great idea (even if they can be 'omit-tag'ged away), or am I
> missing something?

I generally avoid 'omit-tag', mostly because "real" HTML elemets which
are present in the template but not the output can cause CSS to render
differently.  It is more a matter of taste than anything else.


Tres.
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